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How do I help someone in pain? "To support and help someone in pain, the first true thing is always action, not words." Guy Finley explains how working on your own mindfulness and self-awareness can educate you before you give advice to a friend in pain.
Most of us carry, buried in the depths of ourselves, untold amounts of unconscious woe. Regardless of our religion, skin color, social position, or cultural conditioning, psychological pain plays no favorites... and we all pay the price of the ensuing blame game.
In this answer to a viewer's question, "Secret of Letting Go" author Guy Finley explains that a genuine resolution to psychological pain will never be found within the very system that produces the pain in the first place. Awareness of this fact is the answer that you're looking for.
When we have moments where someone or something does what is upsetting to us, we look out and see a world that is out of order, do we not? And the pain we are experiencing in that moment cannot be separated from our perception that this person, this thing is wrong and out of order.
Anxiety is torment. But we never suspect that the mind that is anxious is anxious because it is trying to bring an end to its own pain... and it can't, because there is no peace in the world of a mind set against itself. The problem is that we are born into a world where, within a very short time, we each have our own inner "personal attendant." This attendant has two things in its hands...
Many of us have come to believe that being a good performer in life is somehow the same as fulfilling the purpose of life. Here's the strange logic behind the self-created misery that follows it: For each successful "performance" we pull off around others or within ourselves, it feels as if we've won, for the moment, what we've imagined will make us whole and happy -- but the drawback here...
Everything under the sun wants to be loved. Trees reach up for the sunlight that brings them life. Flowers need the touch of the bees that pollinate them. Babies cry out to be nourished and protected. We can state this same celestial principle in different words: Everything in existence seeks what it needs to complete itself... and this includes negative states like anger, resentment...
Guy Finley explains that you would never sense that something is stealing your life if there weren't the presence of a higher nature within you that made you aware of it.
Life of Learning Foundation founder and director Guy Finley talks about the simple but powerful distinction between what is useful and what is useless in our lives. The full replay of this class is available in Life of Learning Foundation's Online Wisdom School, GuyFinleyNow.org, where you can join other true aspirants from around the world as we work to invite higher understanding into our li...
Here is a simple, straightforward inner exercise to help you put these new secrets to work in your life, and with this, to transform the foundations of your world.
Life of Learning Foundation founder and director Guy Finley talks about the liberating idea that all discouragement is unnatural. Life brings us to painful points to actually help us transcend them once and for all. The full replay of this class is available in Guy's Online Wisdom School, GuyFinleyNow.org, where you can join other true aspirants from around the world as we work to invite highe...
Guy Finley explains that the only way out of any painful circumstance is through a transformation in our understanding of who we really are and what's possible for us.